Is now a good time to revisit kernel booting on OldWorld PowerMac
> hi, all
> i just got a later 2.6.18-rc7 experimental, of
> september16, from link sven posted earlier last
> will try it tonight (unless advised otherwise)
> note: have claim by some kernel developer (not ppc)
> resisting the initrd things that they waste RAM,
> creating problems for older more limited machines
> (which may have hard limits as well as expensive
> proprietary memory modules). I personally do notice
> that my new world mac is using twice the RAM for
> everything, according to output of top, compared
> to my old world. the main differences are 2.6.15 vs
> 16 and initramfs.conf modules=most vs modules=dep
> (cuts ramdisk size by ~40%). should not this be a
> bug, or is simply dealing with newer hardwares,
> or is cause by problems in 16,17 , maybe fix in 18.
> we'll see i guess.
> > --- brian <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > hi,
> > >
> > > i tried the sept5th version of 2.6.18-rc6 from
> > > ppckernel with bootx on powerbook3400, it hangs
> > > at the first line, "Welcome to linux ..."
> > >
> > > i tried to pull Sven's link there but that page
> > > was blank/said "adress unavailable - check
> > > spelling".
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